RE: The edge of chaos: where syntax ends and interpretation be
:) My point is this isn't that subtle. XML is used in a variety of applications and they aren't special cases. They are other cases. Network messaging (all the web can actually do) has its constraints. A tech pubs delivery has its constraints. XML was designed by people familiar with both sets of constraints and ensuring that it worked means it cannot care about either set. That's what "XML Doesn't Care. So You Have To." means. If one finds they are caught between multiple authorities with different conflicting requirements, then they are truly at the edge of chaos (multiple controls over a process is the recipe for chaotic systems) and must constrain their obligation by precise definitions and measures. Even then given the computer-sciency nature of the language used to explain them, they may be snared by the social network dimensions. Competence matters. len -----Original Message----- From: David Carlisle [mailto:email@example.com] Sent: Wednesday, February 29, 2012 9:29 AM To: Len Bullard Cc: Costello, Roger L.; firstname.lastname@example.org Subject: Re: The edge of chaos: where syntax ends and interpretation begins On 29/02/2012 15:20, Len Bullard wrote: > Not in a world where... Yes there are subtleties and special cases, but I had a self imposed constraint of one word per answer... ________________________________________________________________________ The Numerical Algorithms Group Ltd is a company registered in England and Wales with company number 1249803. The registered office is: Wilkinson House, Jordan Hill Road, Oxford OX2 8DR, United Kingdom. This e-mail has been scanned for all viruses by Star. The service is powered by MessageLabs. ________________________________________________________________________
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